December 2015

Police arrest wanted man

Last Wednesday, Dec. 9, a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Concession 6 in Bruce Twp. stopped a maroon GMC pick-up truck at 11:48 a.m. When the vehicle stopped, the driver hopped out of the truck and fled into a bush lot.

Police, with the help of the West Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit and the South-Bruce OPP Crime Unit, searched for the man.

The driver was finally located and arrested without incident at 3:48 p.m. the same day. A 47-year-old man, of no fixed address, was charged with break and enter, breach of probation, using unauthorized licence plates, driving while suspended, driving with no validation sticker and driving with no insurance. In addition, the man was found to be wanted by police on an outstanding assault charge.

Bulldogs drop two to Pats

By Josh Howald

Though Kincardine had a chance to gain ground on the first place Walkerton Hawks, it was the Mount Forest Patriots that made the most significant move in the Western Junior C Hockey League standings.

Doug Costanzo celebrates Riley O'Connell's game winning goal Friday night at the Davidson Centre while Bulldogs goaltender Luke Aulthouse fishes the puck from the Kincardine net. (Josh Howald photo)


The Patriots defeated Kincardine twice in a weekend home-and-home set to move within six points of the second place Bulldogs.

Curlers in Kincardine tonight

By Josh Howald

Major Curling League action returns to Kincardine tonight (Wednesday).

Two games are scheduled to be played at the Kincardine Curling Club starting at 9 p.m. Both local rinks – Les Shane’s BDO Canada team and Craig Milburn’s Penetangear team will be in action.

Shane will take on Don Bartley's Absalute Automotive rink, while Milburn will meet Tom Slumskie's DeDell Seeds rink from Chesley. Three other games will be played tonight in Port Elgin.

Knights dump Grey Highlands 6-1

KDSS alone in first

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team is alone in first place in the Bluewater Athletic Association with a perfect 3-0 record after another lopsided win last week at home.

KDSS goaltender Sophia Tomaini grabs a loose puck last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Led by a four-point performance by senior Hailey Allen, the Knights dumped the always strong Grey Highlands Secondary School Lions Thursday afternoon at home by a 6-1 score.

"That should clinch first place for us," said KDSS coach Dan Ogilvie following the game. "That's really what we want here and that should get us home ice in the playoffs."

Wolves drop two on weekend

Host Lancers Friday night

By Josh Howald

The standings don't lie.

The Ripley Wolves knew they had a tough weekend ahead, with visits to the first and second place teams. After a tough loss Friday night to the second place Durham Thundercats, the first place Mapleton-Minto 81's flexed some muscle Saturday in Drayton and blanked the Wolves 5-0.

The pair of road losses leaves the Wolves sixth overall in the WOAA Senior AA North Division standings at 6-8-0-1. Durham, meanwhile, moved to 11-3 with Friday night's win and the 81's are now 13-1 after dumping Ripley.

The day the music died

A little over a year ago, KDSS quietly eliminated its music program.


It seems that over the last decade, the arts - including music - have been hit hard by cuts in funding.


There is strong evidence that arts education provides a key foundation for developing students’ creativity, engagement and academic achievement. Arts education both supports individual learning and development, and builds students’ capacity to communicate and work in teams. Apparently administrators at the Bluewater District School Board disagree.


Wednesday, December 16, 2016


Rylla Jessie Stewart (née Robinson) of Kincardine and formerly of Tiverton passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Bruce Sayle, and predeceased by her late husbands Charles Farrell (1959) and Eldon Stewart (1993).

Dear mother of Bill (Nancy) Stewart of Kincardine, Sam Farrell (Melanie) of Kincardine, Paul Farrell of Kincardine, Connie (Kim) Mrkobrada-Mann of Kincardine, John (Carol) Farrell of Courtice and Darlene (Don) Murray of Kincardine.

Cherished grandmother of Matt, Clint, Alicia, Baren, Tad, Keira and Nick and also missed by 11 great-grandchildren.

Loved by sisters Ruby Bell, Reita Linklater and Ronna McLelland, all of Kincardine. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.

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Claus spotted in Kincardine

Santa Claus himself was in Kincardine Saturday night for the Santa Claus parade. Big Red got lucky with some lovely weather for the parade, which drew a large crowd to Kincardine's downtown core. Santa spent some time after the parade visiting with local youngsters, many in ugly Christmas sweaters, which was the theme of the parade. Claus  zipped back to his workshop shortly after, where he plans to be holed up for the next couple of weeks preparing for Christmas Eve. (Josh Howald photo)

Bruce Power refurbishment to start 2020

Agreement will mean thousands of new jobs

By Barb McKay


An agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to refurbish six nuclear reactor units will keep Bruce Power generating electricity for four more decades.



Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne last week. (Barb McKay photo)



Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne made the announcement to his workforce on Thursday calling the agreement “a massive deal” that has been a long time in the making.